Minimum Wage Increase Delayed

The Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee discussed minimum wage yesterday (6/23/15), following a meeting on March 17th, 2015 and an opportunity for public comment on June 8th, 2015.  The committee packet from the June 23rd meeting is available for reference here.  You may also find a video of meeting by clicking here.

I was disappointed that  a majority of the Committee voted to table the issue until the legal challenge to Louisville’s decision to raise the minimum wage has been resolved.  As I have stated previously, I am supportive of raising the minimum wage and believe that Lexington should act, given the failure of action at the state and federal levels. While Lexington has enjoyed increasing prosperity over the past decade, a significant portion of local workers have not enjoyed the benefits of our growing economy. I will continue to look for ways to move this issue forward.

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